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Old 05-01-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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Opinion on Agile Guitars?

Hey, I'm looking into getting a baritone electric, and Agile is the only company that makes entry-level model baritones.

Anyone have experience with them? I googled them and heard pretty positive things but would like to be reassured.

Also, they are affiliated with another brand, Douglas, are they worth looking into?

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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They are a decent guitar, for budget minded players
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
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Decent guitars on par with epiphone standards and above. Also Douglas and SX i believe are their cheaper guitars. I've owned an SX jazz bass copy that's pretty solid but idk as far as their guitars in the Douglas/Sx range.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:43 PM   #4
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Really good value if you have a budget under $800~

I've owned two agiles now and have loved both quite a lot.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:59 PM   #5
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I have never played one but I hear nothing but good things about them. I may buy one soon myself. I am considering an SX Tele.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:59 PM   #6
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There are pretty decent for the price.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:37 AM   #7
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I'v owned a Douglas. It was cheap junk, but that could just be the model I had. I've played a few SX strats(somehow they keep pooping up on the used wall of my GC). They are ok. I'd say they are somewhere in between a standard Squier and the better Squiers(CV/VM lines). Basically, nothing to get excited about, and definitely not comparable to a MIM strat.

Go with Agile if you can afford a little more.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:43 AM   #8
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Decent. Money is saved because, unless something has changed that I am unaware of, there is no quality control. You can only return them for a new one in the US if there's something wrong.

So I would say fairly decent for the price.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:07 AM   #9
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They're worth the money and Kurt is a really nice guy for customer service.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:11 AM   #10
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I own 2 of them and love them, one is a 3000 and the other a 3100M. The 3100M I put a pair of Slash pickups in and its my favorite guitar. My buddy has a Gibson Les Paul Studio and I would take the Agile over it (But that is probably more so to do with the pickups), but they would both be about the same quality and sound I would say from my experience.

I have been looking at the Agile baritone too, and when I get some money I will probably pick that one up.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #11
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I'v owned a Douglas. It was cheap junk, but that could just be the model I had. I've played a few SX strats(somehow they keep pooping up on the used wall of my GC). They are ok. I'd say they are somewhere in between a standard Squier and the better Squiers(CV/VM lines). Basically, nothing to get excited about, and definitely not comparable to a MIM strat.

Go with Agile if you can afford a little more.


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Old 05-02-2013, 12:46 PM   #12
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My buddy has a Gibson Les Paul Studio and I would take the Agile over it (But that is probably more so to do with the pickups), but they would both be about the same quality and sound I would say from my experience.

No they are not, Agile is on par with Epiphone yes, but not Gibson.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:05 PM   #13
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I heard it's overrated..
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:14 PM   #14
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No they are not, Agile is on par with Epiphone yes, but not Gibson.
I wouldn't say Gibson is exactly the benchmark for quality these days. I had a Les Paul Special that had quite a few issues from the factory, a few uneven frets and some unacceptable blemishes in the finish for such an expensive guitar.

Then on the other hand, I played around with a few Agiles that were pretty damn nice. Much nicer than I was expecting, just like how the LP was much shittier than I was expecting. It can be hit or miss is what I'm saying.

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I wouldn't say Gibson is exactly the benchmark for quality these days. I had a Les Paul Special that had quite a few issues from the factory, a few uneven frets and some unacceptable blemishes in the finish for such an expensive guitar.

Then on the other hand, I played around with a few Agiles that were pretty damn nice. Much nicer than I was expecting, just like how the LP was much shittier than I was expecting. It can be hit or miss is what I'm saying.

What yr was the guitar? Since Gibson have started using the Pleck system their fret jobs are really good
Yes you will occasionally get a Gibson with something wrong, but most of the time it is the horrible set-ups that turn people off to Gibsons.

I remember seeing an old video of Gibson actually destroying any guitars that did not pass QC.
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No they are not, Agile is on par with Epiphone yes, but not Gibson.


I have a buddy who has been playing over 35 years and plays a Gibson Les Paul Elegant daily and is his #1 guitar that will tell you my Agile 3000 after the setup plays every bit as well as his Les Paul. He likes to play it at his gigs.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:48 PM   #17
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I think what everyone needs to remind themselves is that every guitar is different in one way or another, so it would be silly to judge an entire brand based on one guitar that they played in Guitar Center for 15 mins.

Besides that, the QC of Agile's is pretty damn lackluster imo. Threads about Agile's having issues in regards to all sorts of things about the guitars crop up on this forum often.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #18
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I bought one, ordered from out in the UK so had no return policy.
Was a bit of a gamble but it's really nice. Guy down the guitar shop had a go on it and asked how much I paid and he was really impressed.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:11 AM   #19
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IMO Agiles are easily superior to Epiphones. Better even than the lower-priced Gibsons.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:49 AM   #20
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IMO Agiles are easily superior to Epiphones. Better even than the lower-priced Gibsons.


No they aren't.
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